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MSNBC
May 12, 2012 3:00am PDT
michigan, pontiac, michigan, a city more notable for what it has lost than for what it still has. the detroit lions used to play in pontiac's silver dome arena, they left. the gm truck factory in town left. gm used to make the car called pontiac here, but that's gone, too. the factory and the whole brand. the city of pontiac, michigan, is so down on its luck that three years ago the state of michigan appointed an emergency manager with nearly unilateral authority to run the town. "the los angeles times" at the time suggested thinking of him as an unelected king. after a few months on the job that unelected king decided to sell the biggest asset. he currently owned pontiac silverdome. he decided to sell it in 2009 in the middle of the worst down swing of the great recession. when the emergency manager proposed auctioning off this asset, the city council said, are you crazy? you're going to try to sell this thing in this economy. it's the worst possible time to sell. they voted against it unanimously. in michigan, once the state takes over your city with the emergency management, the el
MSNBC
May 1, 2012 1:00am PDT
$129 a year. for an agent, call the number that appears on your screen. >>> this is pontiac, michigan. it's about a half hour drive north of detroit. general motors used to build the cars called pontiacs here. they named pontiac the car after pontiac the city back when they were still making them. general motors used to build trucks in pontiac, too. that's over now. they moved that work to indiana. the detroit lions used to play football in the pontiac silver dome. the lions left pontiac in the silver dome in 2002. this is pontiac now and frankly pontiac is broke. in 2009 the state took over pontiac and installed an emergency manager whose mission was to balance the books in that city. a few months into his tenure, they sold the pontiac silver dome to a guy from canada. in the mid 1970s the silver dome cost $55 million. when they sold it in 2009, the price they got for it was just over half of $1 million. the year after they sold their silver dome, pontiac got another emergency manager, michael stampler. he arrived in pontiac to find the city hall with empty rooms and files. the whole
MSNBC
May 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
santorum. that process that i just described really has just happened in michigan. a city that may be more notable these days for what it's lost than what it still has. the detroit lions used the play in the silverdome arena. they left. the gm truck factory left. gm used make the car called pontiac. that's gone. the city is so broke that three years ago the state of michigan appointed an emergency manager with nearly unilateral authority to run the town. the los angeles times at the time suggested thinking of him as something as on unelected king. after a few months on the job that unelected king decided to sell the biggest asset. the silverdome. he decided to sell it in 2009 in the middle of the worst down swing of the great recession. when the emergency manager proposed auctions it off, the city council said are you crazy. you're going to try to sell this thing in this economy. it's the worst possible time to sell. they voted against it unanimously. in michigan, once the state takes over your city, the elected officials have no power anymore. the city council's yvote meant nothin
CW
May 21, 2012 9:00pm CDT
economic activity. >> more demonstration today looking at a live picture michigan avenue looking more like wabash avenue in downtown chicago on the move down through the city nato summit has wrapped won last surge live shot still out tonight protesters marching. protesters all day they are your new friends live with details >> we have been spending a lot of time actually here at congress plaza and michigan protesters gathered and rallied short time ago. several hundred of them moving off again live crew keeping pace wgn with them on the ground on michigan avenue passing millennium park bound for chicago river unpredictable group guarding out of traffic police trailing overhead in a helicopter a lot of police officers are rowdy protesters on bicycles more police and protesters keeping a loose grip on the situation peaceful for the most part moving through the city police keeping a watchful eye. as a nato officials wrapping up chicago nato summit anti nato protesters on the march again prompting the city bound for the campaign headquarters president obama. they gathered in small groups somet
CSPAN
May 7, 2012 10:30am EDT
that could be effective. my husband's a university of michigan graduate and i was asked, you was recently chair of the national venture capital association. did a lot of speaking nationwide. >> i was asked to speak at ann arbor's business school around entrepreneurship. picture michigan. obviously, a huge need for jobs. ann arbor pumps out an incredible amount of technology of every time. battery, life sciences, clean tech, pure technology. it's just a font of i.p. it's falling on fallow ground. first you've got the challenge we talked about, risk taking. but more spornl, an incredible lack of capital there. the average size venture firm in the united states is 250 million. the size of our firm. our current fund. the average size fund in michigan is 39 million, and not -- they're worried they're not going to raise another one. they are there and we partnered in a place like silicon valley with small early-stage funds in states like michigan to start companies out of universities like university of michigan. we want them to take it through its first steps. we'll come in as the ide
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2012 9:00pm EDT
education of our u.s. olympic team. >>> this is pontiac, michigan. general motors used the build the cars here. they named pontiac the car after the city. general motors used to build trucks there. the detroit lions used to play football in the pontiac silverdone. they left in 2002. this is pontiac now and the state is broke. they installed an emergency manager who's mission was to balance the books in that city. he decided to sell the silver dom dome, sell it to a guy in canada. it cost about $55 million. when they sold it in 2009, the price was just over half a million dollars. the year after they sold their silverdome they got another emergency manager. he arrived in pontiac to find the city hall with empty rooms and files. the whole place just a mess. he said the city was unwilling or unable to collect the money it was rightfully owed. he said the police department seemed to be corrupt. several months, michigan republicans souped up and made way more powerful the emergency manager law giving them unilateral control of their cities. with the republican new versions of the law they can
CW
May 18, 2012 12:00pm CDT
. we have a 60 degree lake michigan and temperature that is amazing that usually doesn't happen for another three weeks that's what happened last year anyway ... the lake level is down 2 in. from one year ago as well that is the product of a lighter than average precipitation over the lake michigan water basin. storms are developing to the west that is a factor as the weekend continues but not until sunday. there are strong southerly winds blowing through the united states from the gulf of mexico all the way to the canadian border. we're on the 13th day at or above 80 degrees in the chicago area ... some of the plains states have seen 98 degree temperatures are real heat wave. there is a big dome of warm air pushing temperatures into the 80s this morning to states west of illinois ... the beach communities will be a bit cooler. humidity is 30% we have a dry air the do point is only 42 percent and the pollen counts are low. sunburning times are 20 minutes at 1:55 minutes at 4:00 p.m. you want that sunscreen. is currently 78 degrees university park in wrigley ville people are getting
MSNBC
May 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to win without putting a couple other obama states in play. michigan, under normal circumstances, because it's romney's home state, might be prime for that kind of a takeaway. i have to say i've covered the republican primary in michigan when he ran against rick santorum a couple months ago. the memories of the auto bailout, the positive failout of that for the president, and the fact that the president won by 216 points in 2008, and there's not a chance people are going to take michigan away from him without reminding michigan every day of be, let the auto companies go bankrupt. >> i must remind you, if voters from ohio are watching, if you vote for him, give the higher electoral votes to mitt romney, you're saying trash us again. we like people trashing us. maggie, if you dump on us, you maggie, it sends the wrong message to politicians. you leave us, out in the cold, we'll vote for you again and again. maggie, that same question right up front? what is romney up to with this balderdash here? >> i think what john said is exactly right. i think this speaks to the path that he ha
CNN
May 5, 2012 9:30am EDT
, ohio, wisconsin, michigan and virginia. the jobless rate in new hampshire is pretty much steady at 5.2%. let's focus on michigan first here. 11.3% to 8.5%. the last gop candidate to win michigan was the elder bush in '88. the economy there is still weak, but the unemployment rate has dropped there. now to ohio, another really important state. the unemployment rate has dropped there as well. the past 11 elections, buckeye voters correctly picked the next president. the jobs market improving in ohio and the unemployment ralt is below the national average overall. let's look at the states in orange because these tell the other story, the swing states where the unemployment rate has gone up since the president became president. 109 delegates at state in these orange states here. the western states have had it the worst. the unemployment rate in nevada is some 12%. and missouri one of the states that serves as a proxy in the nation, that one has seen a big spike as well, 7.4%, more than two percentage points over the president's term. 29 delegates in florida, that's another key one that
CSPAN
May 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
studentstudents michigan. bottom line is simple: this coul should be a no-brairn. if there was every an example of washington tyingness of a knot, this is the issue. if our colleagues on the other side of the aisle have other pay-fors, we're willing to look at them. but make them real. make they will truly subject to bipartisan compromise, as opposed to something they know we can't accept. i heard that the senator from massachusetts, senator brown, introduced something. but the c.b.o. scored it as not bringing in any money. but we've all agreed that we shouldn't increase the deficit to do this and we should find a way to pay for it and our preferred way is closing the loophole that everyone admits is abusive and a way to get around the payroll tax. we're willing to sit heed and listen to other suggestions from the other side of the aisle so we can help our college students. bottom line is, mr. president, in conclusion, we have to pass this bill. it's an extremely important bill for the future of our country. because every time a young man or young woman deserves to go a college of their
CSPAN
May 22, 2012 10:30pm EDT
, generally, on the program overall, in and of itself. let's listen to a republican of michigan, this is debate from last week on the national flood insurance program. >> this program is not sound, it charges some of the highest risk areas subsidized rates and other areas of no risks, astronomical rates. you can use my home state as an example, our residents have been forced into this program and every year even though we have no risk of flooding, in michigan we look down at the water, not up at the water. we've paid multiple times more in premiums than benefits. in short, mr. speaker, the people of the great state of michigan are getting fleeced by this program. >> congresswoman miller of michigan. let's get your reaction, carolyn kousky, is this a widely held opinion in the house and then also in the senate and is it really based on your geography? >> yeah, well, certainly it's widely understood tat program is not pricing to be able to cover catastrophic years like 2005 and it wasn't designed to do that and it's now put us in the terrible financial position we're in now. the question t
CBS
May 13, 2012 6:00pm PDT
workers is to blame and that's where retraining programs come in. michigan offers a case in point. as a surgical technician, bill mcmillan prepares operating rooms with precision. and helps during surgeries. at age 50, he's also a newby. four years ago mcmilan lost his job in michigan auto industry. so today working in a fast-paced surgical unit is a completely new world. >> don't get caught in the dust because you'll be left behind and everyone will not be happy. >> glor: mcmillan spent two years out of work. his old car industry skills suddenly useless. >> do you question everything and then there's just realization you got to hit the streets and move on. >> glor: he made his way to the door of doug stites, c.e.o. of capital area michigan works. he has been matching up jobs and people in the lancing area for 30 years. mcmillan got a scholarship for two more years of school. before going back on the ground floor, as a hospital orderly, slowly working his way back. >> i got people at my door scratching at the glass trying to get at the jobs and i got the employers on all my counci
ABC
May 4, 2012 5:30pm EDT
no kill. >>> rainy weather making a huge mess in michigan. how much rain they've already seen and the crazy rescues it prompted. it's star wars day. >>> more than six inches of rain fell in some parts of michigan and showed no signs of stopping. advisories are in effect for flint, michigan. a trucker got stranded on top of his semi truck and had to be rescued by boaters. >>> check out this australian news team. they took star wars day very seriously. people dressed as characters from the movie and milled around the set. the anchors took phone calls from viewers. i think wyatt would have liked that is. >>> it's one of the catchiest songs on the radio. the pop tune that landed him in big trouble. >>> we're glued to their adorable youtube videos. so is it time for dogs to get their own social network? one company thinks so. >>> this is a crazy story that starts with a song that i can't get out of my head. a 6-year-old colorado boy was suspended from school for singing it. tyler lopez asks if a child that age even knows what the term means. >> you've seen the video and he knows the ly
CW
May 18, 2012 9:00pm CDT
. world leaders arriving protests ramp up people getting messages out. live very quiet michigan avenue tonight. >> quiet for sure to chicago police officers did take a hit today crowd got to close one man arrested police looking for more at this hour peaceful protest and not far away a few thousand nurses. this weekend at this land is chicago occupied by a local out of towners want to send a message today demand for attacks on wall street nearly 3000 nurses dressed in a sea of red shirts peaceful and played by city or rules at daley plaza. batt but community did not have a voice we were just talking about that we stick together >> out here fighting for pensions and that is the truth. here to say to wall street pay your fair share reverse robin hood stealing from the port is not right we are going to be heard >> the rally ended hundreds of other protesters bailed on the nurses and took to the streets blocking off buildings closing intersections at michigan avenue at one. trailing every step of the way. protestor took things too far the video shows and climbing up a wall offical nato ban
NBC
May 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
hours. a ton of thunderstorms in central portions of wisconsin, northern michigan, a lot of thunderstorm action for you. milwaukee to chicago you're safe, this line of storms from minneapolis northward will be crossing shortly in wisconsin. then, 2:00 a.m., the strong thunderstorms went through new york city with lightning, those have weakened, a few south of philadelphia, trying to approach washington, d.c. and areas near baltimore but weakened significantly thankfully to light rain. later today more severe thunderstorms likely, chicago to milwauk milwaukee, a cycle day after day getting nocturnal thunderstorms in the northern plains. that is a look at the national forecast now here is the weather outside your window. detroit, michigan you will be okay for your morning drive, but later today in tonight, another chance of -- another round of thunderstorms. also we had a lot of heavy rain by mobile, alabama with flooding with a storm system near the gulf. maybe showers down there again. we'll update the forecast coming up. >>> thanks, bill. >>> also coming up stocks sag on jo
Current
May 8, 2012 9:00pm PDT
that a guy that knifed us in the back when michigan was on its knees. you simply cannot be our president. it cannot happen. i was governor of michigan during that horrible time when the financial industry was melting down and the auto industry was in free-fall. and you were running for president. you saw the polls about the unpopularity of bail-outs, and you lumped the auto industry in with the bank industry. the auto industry where your father and so many of your family members had worked. you raised your finger into the air, saw which way the wind was blowing and followed the wind. way to lead mitt. you are looking into the eyes of auto workers as i was, who were getting laid off at factory after factory after factory closed. in the six-month period surrounding the president's inauguration over 1,018 michigan companies had announced mass lay-offs in response to the crash. our unemployment office was receiving over 800,000 calls per day for people desperate for help. the auto industry was heading over the cliff. we were begging for help. and you you were cooly standing behind
Univision
May 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
de derechos a padres inmigrantes. >>> dos familias indocumentados enhe michigan, comparten el mis drama, perdieron la custodia de los hijos al ser deportados, uno es david, deportado a guatemala, no los ve hace quince meses. >>> no estuve bien con la situaciÓn del caso de mis hijos, fue deportado, no pudo regresar. >>> hay una contradicciÓn, en como se perfeaplica la ley fed la ley de adopciÓn y familias seguras se aprobÓ para lidiar con menores que adoptaban a los padres, por abuso y drogas. >>> no se imaginaban que tantos padres terminarÍan en detenciÓn de inmigraciÓn, no tienen que ver con la capacidad de cuidar a los niÑos. >>> la ley indica que si el padre estÁ eseparado por quincem meses, se terminarÁ su relaciÓn de padres, y terminafecta perjudicando le que canen en manos de inmigraciÓn. >>> los niÑos se quedan en estados unidos, con familias o vecinos, o tambiÉn en servicios sociales, a nivel del estado. >>> en algunos casos, los padres en proceso de deportaciÓn, no lo pueden dejar a cargo de familiares, si son perfeindocuunados. >>> nosotros siendo padres p
CW
May 9, 2012 10:00pm PDT
prices the past at a job offer in mountain view into position with the company in michigan. >>> i got a commute to work ends the call the five budget house is paid off with great public schools and four seasons with alike. >>> the state of michigan was at stanford university today wining and dining some of the brightest minds in the silicon valley and trying to do the seemingly impossible, convincing them to move 2,400 mi. to michigan. but is about creating ourselves. >>> the video counts the culture below taxes and quality of life and was more organizers say there are thousands of high- tech jobs and millions of dollars in research and venture capital available. if they focus on significant access. did way to nearly $800,000 in the college town of and our birds about 200,000 and moving from here to there i have three times a house for 40%. >>> big deal breaker from californians the weather average temperature in january 24th degrees technology consultant greg smith and is thinking about is. >>> we're california by the wimps. whether wimps. the weather can be challenging but i lived in
CBS
May 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
surgeries at age 50 he is a newbie. four years ago he lost his job in michigan's auto industry today he works in his surgical unit a completely new world. >>> to not get caught in the dust you'll be left behind >>> mcmillan spent two years out of work is all car industry skills are useless >>> you question everything and there's just realization yet to hit the streets and move on >>> he made his way to the door of this man ceo of capital area michigan works. he has been matching up people and jobs for 30 years, he got a scholarship for two more years of school before going back on the ground floor as a hospital orderly paths still working his way back. >>> people are at my door trying to get at the jobs and then got the employers saying why can you train enough people for me i have all these jobs i cannot fail >>> since the recession is office has seen 1000 job-seekers every day, most of not adjusted to a new reality. >>> will not go back to the days in michigan with a strong back you can bowl to bumper on the answer is no >>> a main problem is a mass of skills gap. not enough proper
Univision
May 26, 2012 5:35am EDT
mío que me pueda pasar eso >>> y aunque en michigan no se hace nada, el legislador ya >>> que un niño puesta de ley se encuentra en este proceso burocrático, se encuentra en un centro de detención >>> de acuerdo con el ticieric. individuos que@@ ciero tán a ca niños, a menos que esté sujetoc@ una detención obligatoria, basado en su índice de criminalidad, y bueno, david mantiene viva la esperanza de ver a sus hijos >>> sigo vien a ver si haic. noi >>> .o, vamision@@noticiero edi tieneorge ramo el domingo en al punto, y también imágenes de la primera misión privada al espacio, ya verá [ ♪ ]. >>> este domingo nos dicen por qué todavía no quiere apparct.u hispanos? por obama o romney?@@noticiero n @@noticiero edic. noct.univisio contra de políticos y la televisión >>> peñanieto personifica la falta de democracia en los ct.os de conicación >>> el actor ay garcía nos habla depoltíica, y nos presenta su película >>> si la película es buena y la historia es importante, esionnod buenunivisdi@@@@noticiero edic.o o >>> los dueños se convirtieron en realidad cuand u cáps
CBS
May 10, 2012 1:35am PDT
job offer in mountain view and took a position with the company in michigan. >>> have a five minute commute to work i live in a five-bedroom house that is paid off with great public schools and four seasons which are like. >>> the state of michigan was at stanford university today wining and dining some of the brightest minds in the silicon valley and trying to do the same impossible, convince them to move 2,400 mi. to michigan. videos out to the culture, natural beauty low taxes and quality of life. and organizers say there are thousands of high- tech jobs and millions of dollars in research and venture- capital available. other parts of the united states can be competitive in a global economy that focus on their assets. the leading cause of a home in san francisco is nearly $800,000. in a college town of them are about 200,000. moving from here to there i have three times the house for 40 percent of the money. >>> the big deal breaker for californians is the whether the average temperature and january's 24 degrees. technology consultant craig is thinking about it. >>> we're califo
CBS
May 10, 2012 4:30am PDT
, that is my excuse. >> it is for 38, bright minds on-line and dine >> why the state of michigan has its eyes on bay area college students. >> a beloved show dog stolen again. out a fiefs not away with a,,,, >> the u.s. postal service is backing off a previous plan to close thousands of post offices. instead it will cut hours at 13,000 rural facilities in an effort to save $500 million per year. the plan would happen over the next two years and be completed by 2014. today a teachers union will vote on a possible strike. they decided to lay off 210 teachers and eight administrators. they also want more furlough days and to eliminate sabbaticals >> recruiters from michigan are in santa clara county trying to lure high-tech people to the wolverine state. the cost of living in the valley is extremely high and michigan boosters are using as leverage. >> moving from here to there, i have three times the house for 40 percent of the money >> promotional videos also tell michigan's culture, natural beauty, abundance of technology jobs and available money in research and venture capital but no
CW
May 7, 2012 9:00pm CDT
chicagos 16th forced bank robbery of the year not many have been on michigan avenue. take a walk down michigan avenue. will tell you about the high profile banks. >> a lot of people >> people police surrounded michigan bank they brought in the bomb squad >> people think they can do anything and get away with it >> this guy hiding underneath his cap today it walked into the bank told the teller he had a bomb or cash seconds later he ran out and for got the money >> he did not get away with the money. >> he can laugh now but when the would-be robber left a bag of money behind the bank thought it was a bomb set into motion shutting down one of chicago's most recognizable roads the bag never had a bomb. likely scenario made her wonder >> nobody caught him? on michigan avenue? you can essentially walk inside say that you have a bomb and run outside. nobody can catch you? that is a little bit scary. >> and risky. >> and if you do want to do a bank robbery at least get away with the money. >> nobody was injured during the robbery and obviously no cash was taken police are still on the search
MSNBC
May 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
knowing? former congressman peter hoekstra of michigan is just the latest to do so so. hoekstra now running for the united states senate seat, there's going to be a primary in michigan, is no stranger to race baiting. he put out this ad in january featuring an asian actress speaking broken english. hoekstra now wants to create a new federal office to examine the birth certificates of presidential candidates. here's hoekstra explaining his vision of a tea party group. >> i'd like to establish a three-person office in washington, d.c., so that in any future election, right? that someone would have to walk into that office and prove that they meet the minimum qualifications to be president of the united states. >> hoekstra is now defending his proposal to grow the size of government and claims it has nothing to do with president obama. >> i'm not talking about barack obama. i'm just saying, you know, this is a -- in the united states of america, this is a debate we should not be having. >> but we are having this debate, because the extremists in the republican party want us to have thi
MSNBC
May 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
lending. even other republicans have seen the light. congressman fred upton of michigan supports mitt romney but he says he doesn't agree with the candidate's approach to the automobile industry. >> there was no one that was willing to come up with not only with the catch to keep them afloat but also to serve the warranties of everyone. you and i that drive all these cars, there was no one that could have picked up those pieces other than the federal government. there were real strings attached. the money be paid back with interest. that's still happening. >> he was willing to laugh about it in an answer. he said no one was willing to come up with the cash to make romney's plan work. that's the bottom line including rom nene romney's old company bain capital. they turned down the chance to provide lines. his proposal was a failure. the republican party knows it. even his old company bain capital know it. romney says he deserves credit for the auto industry success. he wants credit because president obama did the right thing. it's really eating mitt romney up. the president knew it was
MSNBC
May 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
and michigan in play but the map is harder for the republicans. i don't think it is dramatically harder. i know we have had this discussion. i have seen it a lot. my guess is the lectort is going to move one way or the other in the final weeks of the campaign and somebody is going to win most of these swing states. the person who wins florida will probably win ohio and probably colorado and possibly iowa and virginia. i'm not sure there is going to be as much cherry picking as we think. but the democrats want to put this in play. >> how much of the north carolina pick is also about virginia? >> i think some of it. it's a regional play. we hear at least the democrats are trying to link the two and they are going to have an event i guess on monday or tuesday to try to talk about the south and the democratic appeal. so virginia is a key state. i actually think virginia, colorado and wisconsin is where the election is going to be won or lost. >> wisconsin is one of the people. ask me again after the recall. >> exactly. >> very provocative column. >>> a programming note you can catch
MSNBC
May 9, 2012 12:00am PDT
michigan supports romney but he says he doesn't agree with the candidate's approach to the automobile industry. >> there was no one that was willing to come up with the cash to keep them afloat but also to serve the warranties of everyone like you and i that drive all these cars. there was no one that would have picked up those pieces other than the federal government. >> you mean it was so outlandish he was willing to laugh about it in an answer? upton says no one was willing to come up with the cash to make romney's plan work. that's the bottom line, including romney's old company bain capital. there's no doubt about it, mitt romney's proposal for detroit was a failure. major economists know it. the republican party knows it. even his old company bain capital know it. but romney says he deserves credit credit for the success. the president knew it wasn't a popular decision at the time. but he knew it was the only thing to do. >> i don't want to run auto companies. i don't want to run banks. i've got two wars i've got to run already. i've got more than enough to do. the so
FOX News
May 15, 2012 1:00pm PDT
economic difficult difficulty it's all about the economy. >> neil: michigan? >> it's not only you have a presidential race but a house senate race. this is obama's attempt to say look what i did for gm. look what i did for chrysler. i saved these jobs. the numbers in favor of the bailout in michigan are pretty high even if nationwide they are against it. he is getting credit there. the reason i'm looking at michigan they elected a republican governor and state senate and threw out all the democrats. if there is one state that will go for barack obama that will buck the trend is michigan. i think it's in play. >> neil: so a state that benefited from the bailouts you would think automatically would go to the president, polls i have seen there are tight and it may not be the case? >> it's because mitt romney has a background in michigan. he understands the states very well. >> neil: did he hurt himself for taking credit for the success of the bailout. i know what he was saying and what he meant. does michigan feel that doesn't jibe with what you said? >> that is fair point and he he'
KICU
May 9, 2012 11:30pm PDT
trying to fill thousands of high-tech jobs in michigan. the pitch to try to get our high-tech workers to leave the bay area. >> reporter: in a california restaurant, called the california cafe. recruiters try to persuade workers to come to michigan. the state of michigan has budgeted $100,000 to lure high- tech skilled workers. online mortgage company quicken loans was one of four companies here. >> we wanted to let them know detroit is also great in technology and give us a shot. >> reporter: raiding silicon valley is not new. but tonight's raid was aimed at people who had left michigan and may now want to come back. >> we showed what a high quality of life they have. how far their salary will go. >> reporter: a material scientist in san jose makes a little over $100,000 a year. in ann arbor, michigan, it's about $30,000 less, but a house that costs $640,000 in san jose drops to $200,000 in ann arbor. >> the cost of living is so high out here. >> reporter: charles was hired by google. given the choice of working in mountain view, or a google office in ann arbor, michigan. he chose his h
FOX
May 9, 2012 10:00pm PDT
of the midwest. recruiters are trying to fill thousands of high-tech jobs in michigan. the pitch to try to get our high-tech workers to leave the bay area. >> reporter: in a california restaurant, called the california cafe. recruiters try to persuade workers to come to michigan. the state of michigan has budgeted $100,000 to lure high- tech skilled workers. online mortgage company quicken loans was one of four companies here. >> we wanted to let them know detroit is also great in technology and give us a shot. >> reporter: raiding silicon valley is not new. but tonight's raid was aimed at people who had left michigan and may now want to come back. >> we showed what a high quality of life they have. how far their salary will go. >> reporter: a material scientist in san jose makes a little over $100,000 a year. in ann arbor, michigan, it's about $30,000 less, but a house that costs $640,000 in san jose drops to $200,000 in ann arbor. >> the cost of living is so high out here. >> reporter: charles was hired by google. given the choice of working in mountain view, or a google office in
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